First steps of learning Telugu


Welcome to our first Telugu tutorial guiding you step by step through learning the language in a simple and easy way. In this tutorial you will:

  • learn your first 100 words of Telugu,
  • get a feeling of how the method works and
  • get a first impression of the Telugu alphabet

It is designed for absolute beginners, so no prior knowledge is required.


Please get yourself a simple MP3 player, 1GB memory or more is fine. It should provide some facility to play a set of songs in a loop, like iPod's playlists for example. You will need that to listen to certain sets of recordings provided in the tutorial.

You should also have access to the Internet and print PDF files. All written documents for learning Telugu are provided in PDF format.

Time required

This tutorial runs for 9 weeks. Please reserve about 45 minutes each day for learning. Many people asked if they can also participate if they have less time for learning. The answer is: yes, the 45 minutes are a guideline. If you have less time you still will get all the things you need to know over time. However, I recommend to stick with these 45 minutes every day.

Exercises and audio material required

All the documents, audio recordings and exercises required to follow this tutorial are provided online on this website for free.

Lessons in this tutorial

Recommended reading

This tutorial is based module 3 of the Telugu Learning Kit I by the C.P. Brown Academy. As stated above, all the material required for this tutorial is provided online for free. However, if you are looking for some extra material to learn I highly recommend to get your self a copy of this kit:

Telugu Learning Kit I: 8 books with CD
C.P. Brown Academy

Size: 24 x 18 cm
Pages: 569 pages

Price: Rs. 695.00 / USD 28.00
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